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Facial eczema warning

Facial eczema spore North Island farmers have been warned to check their stock for signs of facial eczema following a sharp jump in spore numbers.

Storm cuts milk flows

Westland Milk Products Westland Milk Products may not meet a few export orders because of last week's ferocious storm.

Love transcends language bar

Enkhnasan Chuluunbaatar Love bloomed in a Mongolian desert for a Golden Bay woman. Now she and her husband are creating a new life in rural New Zealand.

Pushing the boundaries

Robin and Jacqueline Blackwell won four merit prizes in the 2014 Taranaki Farm Environment Awards. Taranaki couple have unfinished business in farm environment contest after winning four prizes but missing out on the supreme award.

No confidence vote for straw

Cows and straw. Rumen specialist claims dairy farmers who add straw to their cows' diet would be better off taking up yachting.

Opinion poll

Do you think New Zealand should open the door to genetic modification in agriculture?

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Vote Result

Related story: GM in NZ on farming leaders' agenda

Living at the mercy of milk prices

Milk_strap Being a non-shareholding supplier, my only vested interest in Fonterra is my cows and machinery.

Quick cuisine for dairy workers

Teaching young farm workers how to cook quick and easy meals, but she could do with some help.

Sorting weak from chaff

Barns could be the answer

No confidence vote for straw

Cows and straw. Rumen specialist claims dairy farmers who add straw to their cows' diet would be better off taking up yachting.

Storm cuts milk flows

Westland Milk Products may not meet a few export orders because of last week's ferocious storm.

New plant starts production

Cattle anaemia disease on rise

New formula rules introduced

Around 50 infant milk formula companies face uncertainty over exports to China, as tighter regulations are introduced.

Dollar erodes competitiveness

magnifying glass dollar But export prospects for the beef industry for the second quarter remain positive, Rabobank says.

Big plans for farm

The new owners of Taranaki's landmark Onetai Station want to realise its potential as a beef and sheep farm.

Fodder beet a likely option

Brand wins, environment wins

Director role questioned

The Meat Industry Excellence group has concerns about Alliance Group's new independent director, Vanessa Stoddart.

Exports down, value up

Lamb carcases. The value of New Zealand's lamb exports rose 11 per cent in the first half of the 2013-14 year, despite fewer lambs.

CT scanner boost for farmers

The scanner, which uses X-Ray technology to create cross-sectional body pictures, helps determine meat yield.

Wool prices firm

Clinton lambs rate well

Love transcends language bar

Love bloomed in a Mongolian desert for a Golden Bay woman. Now she and her husband are creating a new life in rural New Zealand.

'Albino' kumara grown

A standard red-skinned Kumara. Could white kumara be the next thing for Kiwi cuisine lovers to sink their teeth into?

Little-known moth plagues farmers

A native moth is causing trouble for North Island farmers trying to prepare for drought.

Vital mission down south for wasps

Grape harvests beat rain

Crop-seed farmers pressured by rain

Canterbury's prolonged wet spell is threatening the supply of specialist seed and cereal crops.

Pushing the boundaries

Robin and Jacqueline Blackwell won four merit prizes in the 2014 Taranaki Farm Environment Awards. Taranaki couple have unfinished business in farm environment contest after winning four prizes but missing out on the supreme award.

'Massive task' ahead

Farmers and grapegrowers along the South Island's East Coast are facing a huge clean-up task.

Judgment a 'step forward'

Salmon plant for Picton?

Facial eczema warning

North Island farmers have been warned to check their stock for signs of facial eczema following a sharp jump in spore numbers.

Go before they go

Farmers are being encouraged to empty stock before loading them for transport. Farmers need to ensure stock are empty before transporting them.

Farmers urged to seek help

Mental illness among farmers is like grass staggers a top agricultural communicator claims.

Farmers urged to discuss suicide

Understanding feed crucial

Revamp may force change

Law around animal welfare is going through some big changes, especially regarding how farmers are allowed to kill unwanted dairy calves.

Swing set becomes feeder

Wessel Eksteen and his feeder invention. If Wessel Eksteen's feeder invention looks vaguely familiar, just think about children-sized swings.

Farmers ready to spend

Buoyancy and confidence have brought more farmers to the Central Districts Field Days in Feilding.

Feeding the rural news appetite

Bargains for all

Robotic milking interest growing

New Zealand dairy farming is catching onto the worldwide trend of robotic milking.